The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 45 - 49
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 21 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.87% - 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.56% - 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 0 0
Average daily rate
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£475 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+38.88% +10.76%
User Stories
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
590 273 340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 80.60% 69.11% 71.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 147 204
Average daily rate £450 £370 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 13 20
Average hourly rate £19.50 £33.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.22% +73.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £39.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Stories across the Oxfordshire region.

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

User Stories
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford - 15 £444 - 3
Wallingford - - - -
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing User Stories also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Stories.

1 20 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (73.91%) Publishing
3 13 (56.52%) Scrum
4 11 (47.83%) Workflow
5 10 (43.48%) Oracle
5 10 (43.48%) Business Analysis
6 9 (39.13%) CMS
6 9 (39.13%) ISEB
7 8 (34.78%) MySQL
7 8 (34.78%) Process Management
7 8 (34.78%) HTML
7 8 (34.78%) Java
7 8 (34.78%) EJB
7 8 (34.78%) CSS
7 8 (34.78%) SOAP
7 8 (34.78%) XML
7 8 (34.78%) Apache
7 8 (34.78%) Tomcat
7 8 (34.78%) Spring
7 8 (34.78%) Hibernate
7 8 (34.78%) Degree
7 8 (34.78%) JSON
7 8 (34.78%) JIRA
7 8 (34.78%) Oracle Database 11g
7 8 (34.78%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (34.78%) EJB 3.0
7 8 (34.78%) RESTful
7 8 (34.78%) HTML5
7 8 (34.78%) Oracle Database
7 8 (34.78%) CSS3

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing User Stories also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Stories. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (39.13%) CMS
2 8 (34.78%) Apache
2 8 (34.78%) Tomcat
3 7 (30.43%) Alfresco
4 4 (17.39%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (4.35%) Lync
5 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
2 4 (17.39%) MS Office
3 3 (13.04%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) MySQL
1 8 (34.78%) Oracle Database 11g
1 8 (34.78%) Oracle Database
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) JIRA
2 7 (30.43%) Maven
2 7 (30.43%) Jenkins
3 5 (21.74%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (73.91%) Publishing
2 4 (17.39%) German Language
3 1 (4.35%) Law
3 1 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Analyst
2 13 (56.52%) Business Analyst
3 9 (39.13%) Developer
4 7 (30.43%) Java Developer
4 7 (30.43%) Agile Business Analyst
5 4 (17.39%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (13.04%) Senior Business Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Process Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Business Systems Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Business Process Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) .NET Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) UML Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) EJB
1 8 (34.78%) CSS
1 8 (34.78%) SOAP
1 8 (34.78%) XML
1 8 (34.78%) HTML
1 8 (34.78%) Hibernate
1 8 (34.78%) Spring
1 8 (34.78%) EJB 3.0
1 8 (34.78%) RESTful
1 8 (34.78%) HTML5
1 8 (34.78%) CSS3
1 8 (34.78%) JSON
2 6 (26.09%) Java EE
3 4 (17.39%) Middleware
4 1 (4.35%) .NET
4 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.35%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (56.52%) Scrum
3 11 (47.83%) Workflow
4 10 (43.48%) Business Analysis
5 8 (34.78%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (34.78%) Process Management
6 4 (17.39%) UML
6 4 (17.39%) Automated Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
6 4 (17.39%) Waterfall
7 3 (13.04%) Kanban
7 3 (13.04%) Project Planning
7 3 (13.04%) Data Modelling
8 1 (4.35%) CRM
8 1 (4.35%) Migration
8 1 (4.35%) Content Management
8 1 (4.35%) Risk Analysis
8 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (4.35%) Test Scripting
8 1 (4.35%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) ISEB
2 8 (34.78%) Degree
3 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Oracle
2 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
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